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In terms of OTC products that you have listed, a combination of both benzoyl peroxide , which kills the acne bacteria, and salicylic acid , which reduces comedones, will be most effective for mild acne . However, the combination of both products may cause skin irritation , so...
16 Sep 2019
Fractional ablative lasers are traditionally considered the "gold standard treatment" for atrophic acne scars. Of these, fractional CO2 lasers have deeper reach than fractional erbium yag lasers. Intense beams of laser ablate or vaporise tiny "pixels" of surface skin and scar tiss...
9 Oct 2019
Hi, Alternative treatment options to topical antibiotics such as fusidic acid for scalp abscesses include oral antibiotics and surgical drainage. The use of an antiseptic shampoo such as cetrimide may be beneficial as well. A clinical review by your attending doctor will be...
26 Aug 2019
Hi, As the pigmention of nevus of Ota is located deeper in the dermis rather than superficially in the epidermis, the best treatment are lasers operating in the longer wavelength region (e.g. 755nm or 1064nm) and have very short pulse durations (ei...
16 Aug 2019
During pregnancy, some people can experience flare or worsening of their eczema. The hormonal changes can lead to a number of itchy skin rashes such as: prurigo in pregnancy atopic eruption of pregnancy intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy polymorphic eruption of ...
7 Aug 2019
For eczema management, you can broadly view it as treatment of the eczema rashes and maintenance of the condition. For the treatment of eczema : Topical steroids of various strengths are usually used for a short period of time to get the rashes under control. When used u...
25 Jul 2019
Hi, In general, prevention of a viral infectious agent, such as HSV, from an infected party to a non-infected party revolves around a few strategies: 1. Avoid direct contact between the parties especially during the active disease phase (abstinence strategy) 2. Allow direct contact but insert...
8 Jul 2019
Hi, Androgenetic hair loss is diagnosed primarily by its distinctive pattern (non-scarring, frontal-temporal recession) and duration (several years) in a male. A positive family history is supportive. In females, as the pattern may not very distinctive, exclusion of underlying chronic illnesses...
6 Jun 2019
Melasma is caused by excessive melanin (coloured skin pigment) in the upper layer of the skin (epidermal melasma) and the deeper layer of the skin (mixed melasma). The answer to your question therefore requires a brief discussion on how melanin is formed. Melanin is produced by s...
21 Apr 2019
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